Alfred Chandler was born in Arkansas (Pike county), July 21, 1821. His
father, Jacob Chandler, was born in Kentucky, but lived most of his life in
Arkansas, in which State, he died. He was a farmer by occupation, was for
many years a justice of the peace, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal
church. His wife, Elizabeth (Reeder) Chandler, was born in Kentucky and died
in Arkansas. She bore her husband eight children, of whom Alfred is the
third child. He was reared on the home farm in Washington county, Arkansas,
and lived there until 1843, at which time he moved to Texas, where he owns a
fine farm. In 1863 he joined the Confederate army as quartermaster of J.B.
Willmuth's regiment, and served in that capacity until the close of the war.
In December, 1849, he married Miss Mary E. Magner, of Collin county, Texas,
and to this union have been born five children - Eunetta J., Albert G.,
Laura, Kate and James T. Mr. Chandler and his eldest son, Albert G., are
members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, F.A. Battey & Company, 1889,
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